Newham towers cladding to be removed ‘imminently’

Newham towers cladding to be removed ‘imminently’

THE CLADDING on three of the borough’s blocks will begin immediately, after ‘significant work’ had already been undertaken to prepare the buildings.

Newham Recorder reported on the announcement that cladding removal would begin on three Newham tower blocks ‘imminently’, according to mayoral advisor for housing Terry Paul. He added that ‘significant work’ had already taken place in preparation for recladding the three towers – Ferrier Point in Canning Town, and Nicholls Point and Tanner Point in Statford – with additional fire safety measures already ‘implemented’.

All three blocks’ cladding failed the government’s fire safety tests, with Mr Paul stating that ‘I have been working closely with the council’s housing team to ensure all of our residents are safe following the Grenfell Tower tragedy. We are committed to keeping all residents affected informed throughout the process’. He also noted that a fire safety report that was due to be given at a council committee ‘had not been finalised’, but instead would be considered at the next meeting in a month.